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FIFA 19 Record Breaker / Path to Glory Promo Coming to FUT?

Published: 15/Jan/2019 5:25 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 20:00

by David Cotton

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EA SPORTS have certainly upped their game since FIFA 19’s release, with new content being introduced in FUT on an almost daily basis. Coming right off the back of a hugely successful TOTY (Team of the Year) promo, EA have tweeted two cryptic images showing a date (18.1.2019) and a new card design. We believe that this could be the start of a completely new FIFA 19 Record Breaker / Path to Glory (PTG) promotion in FUT!

Now, we know what you’re thinking… and yes, it is true that FUT Record Breaker cards have featured in previous versions of FIFA Ultimate Team, but there has never been an individual promotion dedicated specifically to them. Furthermore, we have only ever seen a handful of these cards, but now we suspect that the masterminds at EA may be planning to release a full 23-man squad of FIFA 19 Record Breaker cards, along with potential SBCs (Squad Building Challenges) and Daily/Weekly Objectives!

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However, with the above said, many FUT fans have speculated that this could also be a tease for FIFA 19 Winter OTW (Ones to Watch), or alternatively FIFA 19 Ratings Refresh (upgrades). Although both of these promos/events are expected very soon, we do not believe that EA will release them just yet. The release of Winter Ones to Watch FUT cards would be too early, as the January transfer window still has more than two weeks remaining. But why not FIFA 19 upgrades?

CONFIRMED: FIFA 19 Future Stars Players & Ratings

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Last year during FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, Ratings Refresh/upgrades (no downgrades) were released on February 23, 2018. Historically, EA have changed release dates for certain promotions year upon year, but this has generally only been by a maximum of two-three weeks. With the teased date of January 18, 2019, landing on this Friday, we find it too much of a stretch to think that FIFA 19 ratings upgrades would be released over a month earlier than last year.

By now you must be wondering what, specifically, makes us believe that this could be a FIFA 19 Record Breaker promo. The main thing here is the colour combination and style of the background of the image that EA tweeted. It appears to be similar to that of the supposed official FIFA 19 Record Breaker card design. The same shades of green, blue, red, and black can all be seen on both. If you look even closer, you will see that the background of the FUT 19 Record Breaker card features the same arrows and lines shown in the 18.1.2019 image.

More: FIFA 19 Upgrades Predictions | FUT 19 Ratings Refresh

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FIFA 19 Record Breaker FUT Card Design
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January 15, 2019, 6pm UK Update

As mentioned above, EA have now tweeted for a second time teasing this new promotion. Interestingly, the design of the revealed cards is different to the supposed official FIFA 19 Record Breaker cards. However, this does not mean that these new cards are not RB items, EA could be using this new design instead. More information has been stated to be revealed tomorrow (very likely at 6pm UK). We will keep you all updated, as and when this new information becomes available.

Apart from being something completely new and unprecedented, there is a possibility that the above cards could be FIFA 19 Path to Glory (PTG) items. The reason we say this is due to the fact that, yet again, they look noticeably similar in terms of style and colour. The only thing that that dissuades us from this theory is the fact FIFA PTG cards have historically represented players contending for a spot in their respective national teams.

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With the next major international football tournament (UEFA Euro 2020) well over a year away, this does seem a bit of a stretch. We wouldn’t rule out this possibility though. The bulk of this promotion’s details will likely be revealed at 6pm UK, January 16, 2019. You can check out the comparison between these new mystery cards and last year’s FIFA 18 PTG items below.

FIFA 18 vs Potential FIFA 19 Path to Glory (PTG) FUT Card Designs
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What could we expect from a possible FIFA 19 Record Breakers promo?

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What do you think the EA SPORTS FIFA team have in store for us at 6pm (UK time) on Friday, January 18, 2019? Will they release a full squad containing FIFA Record Breaker items? Do you think these new cards are actually FIFA 19 PTG players? Let us know your thoughts and opinions on Twitter!

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.

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Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

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The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.

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Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

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This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.

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There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!

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TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.